Paper Accepted: A Survey of Molecular Communication in Cell Biology: Establishing a New Hierarchy for Interdisciplinary Applications
Our paper "A Survey of Molecular Communication in Cell Biology: Establishing a New Hierarchy for Interdisciplinary Applications" (open access DOI) was accepted for publication in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials. This paper bridges the gap between life sciences and communications engineering to promote the application of molecular communication as a methodology for applications that require communication between cells and other microscale devices. To do so, we propose a novel communication hierarchy for molecular communication signalling in cell biology. We map biological phenomena, research contributions, and open problems to the hierarchy. We also apply the hierarchy to case studies on quorum sensing, neuronal signalling, and communication via DNA. This paper was co-authored with Apostolos Almpanis from our group, in addition to Dadi Bi and Yansha Deng (King's College London), and Robert Schober (FAU, Germany).